Projects

ESOC supports state-of-the art, independent social science research on topics ranging from counterterrorism and counterinsurgency to economic development and civil conflict. We aim to be academically rigorous, timely, and relevant to a wide range of policy makers. Our project portfolio is responsive to the changing needs of the policy community.

  • 2018 - present

    The ability to analyze online content such as news stories to understand their anatomy, history, and connection to organized…

  • 2020 - 2023

    In collaboration with faculty across Princeton, and in strategic partnership with several international think tanks, we have launched a new…

  • The Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) is a non-partisan research initiative that tracks and mitigates political violence in the United States. …

  • 2020 - 2023

    “Measuring Commercial Influence” is a three-year project to develop an empirically validated political economy model of political influence.…

  • 2010 - present

    Since its inception, ESOC has supported work to understand terrorist groups’ characteristics, motivations, and organizational…

  • 2016 - present

    The volume of information available to leaders at the decision-making level continues to increase dramatically. Strategic decision making around…

  • 2015 - present

    This collection of projects focuses on using novel data and methods to better understand the causes and consequence of global conflict. Our …

  • 2017 - present

    The Future of Conflict initiative is a collaboration between ESOC and the International Crisis Group that explores the economic…

  • 2014 - 2020

    How do we control international terrorism, human trafficking, narcotics, and other sub-national threats emanating from the territory of weak…

  • 2009 - 2015

    ESOC’s largest project, "Terrorism, Governance, and Development" (TGD) provides …